Abigail Patterson joined the Partnership as General Counsel in 2011. She handles closings, agreements, and other transactions for the Partnership and its affiliated entities. Previously she was an associate in private practice, handling real estate litigation and advising clients on construction, building code, land use and zoning matters. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Columbia University and is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.
Adam Gold joined the Housing Partnership in 2010. He is responsible for general accounting, fiscal management, internal controls, financial reporting, audit functions, banking, and compliance. Before joining the Housing Partnership, Mr. Gold worked for a variety of prestigious nonprofits and for a Wall Street firm, where he occupied Controllership and Director positions. He received his M.B.A. from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York, and his B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.
Daniel Marks Cohen
Vice President, Director of Real Estate Development
Daniel Marks Cohen joined the Housing Partnership as Vice President, Director of Real Estate Development in 2014 where he oversees a pipeline of existing and prospective real estate business including negotiating with private developers, directing development activities, and leading affordable housing consulting efforts. Before joining HPDC, Mr. Cohen founded an investment firm in affordable and market rate housing. He had previously served as a Mortgage Officer at a nonprofit lender, and has prior experience in private equity and at the NYC Economic Development Corporation advising on the 9/11 recovery. He has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
President and CEO
Daniel E. Martin has been the President and CEO of the Housing Partnership Development Corporation since 2004, and is responsible for all of the corporation’s day-to-day operations. Mr. Martin has served in executive positions for several banks, including Apple Bank, Roosevelt Savings Bank, Roslyn and New York Community Bank. He received his MBA at Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia’s MacIntire School of Business.
Assistant Director of Homeownership Education
Emily C. McIntosh joined the Housing Partnership as Assistant Director of Homeownership Counseling and Education in August 2015, where she overseas First Homebuyer Counseling and Education, Financial Education & Capacity Building, and Post-Purchase Education programs for New York City and Newark, New Jersey. She comes to us with more than five years’ experience in community economic development, housing counseling and education. She is certified in Home Ownership Counseling & Education by NeighborWorks America’s National Training Institute. Ms. McIntosh is currently a Senior at Montclair State University’s Center for Environmental & Life Sciences and is completing a Bachelor’s degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban Studies & Sustainability.
Legal Assistant, Human Resource Manager
Mrs. Perry has a Bachelor’s degree in legal studies from New York City College of Technology. She currently has several titles at the Housing Partnership. She is conversant with all level of human resources and management. She is responsible for executing multiple administrative responsibilities for the President and staff. Mrs. Perry is the paralegal for the company. Her many responsibilities include monitoring and maintain all litigation matters. She is the liaison with outside law firms, developers and insurance companies. Evelyn previously worked at Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NJ as an Executive Administrator to the Treasurer and CFO.
Deputy Director of Marketing and Compliance
Hanying Peng joined the Housing Partnership in 2012. She currently oversees and manages the marketing and compliance activities of projects that participates in HPD’s Inclusionary Housing Program and 421-A Tax Incentive Program. She received her Master of Public Administration from New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fudan University in Shanghai.
Geldy Trinidad AKA Heidy Trinidad joined the Housing Partnership in March 2008. Ms. Trinidad maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, maintaining equipment contracts, and acting as liaison between the IT consultant and office staff. She is also responsible for quarterly status reports to the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation, as well as bill paying, supply ordering, maintenance and assistance with the organization’s fundraising events. Ms. Trinidad is a Notary Public in the State of New York, and graduated from New York City College of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Greater Newark Housing Partnership
(an affiliate of the Housing Partnership)
John Abramo is responsible for identifying New Jersey-based potential affordable housing sites; evaluating new development opportunities; developing financial forecasts; working with the City of Newark and State housing agencies; and coordinating acquisition of parcels, planning, financing, and design. Before becoming Executive Director of Newark-based operations, Mr. Abramo held the position of Vice President & Director of Real Estate Development for the Housing Partnership. Previously he was Vice President with the New York State Housing Finance Agency and Director of the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation. He holds a MS in Finance from the City University of New York Zicklin School of Business and a BA from York College of Pennsylvania.
Marie C. Iammatteo
Chief Financial Officer
Marie C. Iammatteo joined the Housing Partnership in 2014, where she manages all aspects of the agency’s accounting and finance functions. She has more than 25 years of experience in cash management, audits, pensions, financial underwriting, risk management and fraud prevention in real estate and corporate finance, and more. Before joining the Housing Partnership, she worked for Hope Community Inc., a local nonprofit serving the East Harlem housing market. Prior to that she worked for the Swerdlow Real Estate Group, a private Florida REIT and its predecessor company where she was an integral part of the team responsible for structuring and financing the REIT. Her corporate work experience also includes Triangle Industries, Texaco, and U.S. Industries. Ms. Iammatteo received her MBA in finance from Pace University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Assistant Director of Real Estate Development
Nadja Alvarado is the Assistant Director of Affordable Housing Programs for the Housing Partnership. She oversees the project management services for hundreds of units and has spent more than 13 years assisting governmental, private and non profit organizations secure state subsidies. Prior to joining the Housing Partnership, she was a part of Newark Native Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Conglomerate. Nadja attended Howard University majoring in communications.
Sara Weiss has raised over $6 million from grants, major gifts, and other funding sources. She joined the Housing Partnership in March 2005, where she works two days a week as Grants Manager doing grants research, solicitation, proposal writing, donor correspondence and grants management. Of the $6 million she has raised, over $1.6 million was raised for the Housing Partnership. Ms. Weiss is also the Director of Development for the Long Island Council of Churches, an interfaith education and social service provider. Previously she worked as senior analyst and grant writer for the Institute for Jewish, Christian & Islamic Studies and Relations, an interfaith education organization, and the Council of Churches of the City of New York, a faith-based educational and advocacy organization. Ms. Weiss has Masters Degrees in Anthropology and Clinical and Research Psychology, and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Long Island University C.W. Post Campus and the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her publications have appeared in scholarly journals, trade journals, magazines and newspapers.
Sheila Diancin Latimer
Director, Affordable Housing Programs
Sheila Latimer joined the Housing Partnership in October 2000. She oversees the project management services for more than 1,000 housing units and works with various federal, state, and city agencies along with developers to provide technical assistance and project oversight. She was previously a project manager for 1,300 multifamily rental units in the Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Program. Prior to joining the Housing Partnership, she was the Affordable Housing Manager for the City of Cerritos, California. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from California State University (Fullerton) and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern California.
Chief Operations Officer
Shelia Martin is an attorney and has been with the Housing Partnership since 1987. She is responsible for supervising the administration of the housing programs, and working with all public partners involved in construction, marketing and sales efforts and compliance. Prior to her work at the Housing Partnership, she was a staff attorney for a municipal labor organization. She has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Hunter College and received her law degree from the Hofstra University School of Law.
Marketing and Compliance Manager
Stephan Petryczka joined the Housing Partnership in 2015. He currently manages the marketing and compliance activities of affordable housing projects that participate in HPD’s Inclusionary Housing Program and 421-A Tax Incentive Program. Stephan received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from SUNY New Paltz.
Administrative Assistant (Marketing)
Trinette Koonce joined the Housing Partnership as Administrative Assistant for Marketing in April 2015, where she oversees all applicant appointments, e-mails, information and questions for the Affordable Housing Center. Before Ms. Koonce joined HPDC, she worked for several multi-million dollar New York City construction and development companies including BFC Partners, G-CNY Group, and Mazeh Construction Corporation. As an Assistant Project Manager and Executive Assistant, she worked with the companies’ development teams to produce and submit proposals for new residential and commercial developments. She was also a freelance grant writer and proposal consultant for more than 10 years.
Wendy Barno Lyons
Deputy Director of Program Operations
Ms. Lyons is the lead administrative and supervisory staff person responsible for marketing staff oversight, updating monthly sales/closing/construction completion status reports, training of community groups/developers in subsidy eligibility compliance, review and approval of prospective homebuyers applications.